The Workshop at Macy’s is an exclusive retail vendor development program designed to give select high potential minority- and women-owned businesses the tools to better succeed and sustain growth in the retail industry.
Macy’s, Inc. is a premier omnichannel retailer with iconic brands that serve customers through outstanding stores, dynamic online sites and mobile apps. Both Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s are known worldwide, and each has its own unique identity and customer focus. Bluemercury is widely recognized as the nation’s largest and fastest-growing luxury beauty products and spa retail chain.
Macy’s, Inc. clearly recognizes that the customer is paramount and that all actions and omnichannel strategies must be directed toward providing a personalized merchandise offering and shopping experience online and in store.
Diversity is at the core of the Macy’s, Inc. approach to doing business. It touches all areas of our company. We expect our associates, our advertising and in-store presentations and the companies with which we do business to reflect the diverse multicultural marketplace we serve.
The Workshop at Macy’s, our company’s first business development program, was launched in 2011 to foster growth in the next generation of minority- and women-owned merchandise suppliers. Conducted annually, this program is a foundational element of our commitment to vendor diversity.
With 101 graduated businesses, May 2017 marked the seventh year of the program as well as the continued creation of a viable pipeline of enterprises that will grow to become successful partners with Macy’s, Inc. and other retailers. The Workshop at Macy’s participants, many of whom describe the experience as “life-changing,” have taken what they’ve learned and grown their businesses to new levels after taking part in The Workshop at Macy’s. (Visit our alumni page to hear their stories!)
In 2016, our company’s purchases from minority- and women-owned businesses totaled more than $1 billion – surpassing the billion dollar mark for the third year in a row, including purchases from some of our The Workshop at Macy’s graduates.
Beginning in October 2017, Macy’s is accepting applications for The 2018 Workshop at Macy’s, which will be held in Spring 2018 in New York City. To apply, review the eligibility requirements and submit your application before 11:59 p.m. EST on January 28, 2018.